Lantern Slide: 1895 Tornado


On the afternoon of July 13, 1895 a tornado that began in Cherry Hill, New Jersey made its way to Woodhaven, Long Island in New York.  This image is a hand-colored lantern slide in the archives of the American Museum of Natural History. It shows an area where the tornado caused massive destruction, though Cherry Hill sustained more damage.

Credit: “Aftermath of tornado, Woodhaven, Long Island, New York,” Unknown, AMNH Digital Special Collections


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